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Highway Patrol seeking ID of man killed on Smithfield road

Posted October 21, 2013

— The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is asking for the public's help in identifying a man who was killed while walking along a road in Smithfield.

Authorities said Monday that the man was walking east on Black Creek Road, between Long Branch Road and N.C. Highway 210, shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday when he was hit by a Ford Mustang.

The man was Hispanic with a slim build, was about 5 feet 10 inches tall and had facial hair. He also had a large tattoo on his back that read "Southside" and a smaller tattoo of a cross on his left thumb.

He was wearing a gray fitted baseball cap with a "Superman" logo on the front, a dark gray sweatshirt, blue basketball shorts, yellow and red ankle socks and gray, black, yellow and white Adidas basketball shoes.

Troopers also found at the scene of the wreck a silver MP3 player red earbud-style headphones and a black bag with clothes inside.

Anyone with information on the identity of the man iss asked to contact the Highway Patrol in Smithfield at 919-934-2186 or the Raleigh Highway Patrol Communication Center at 919-733-3861.

The Highway Patrol said the driver will not be charged in the wreck.


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  • dejr8875 Oct 29, 2013

    Johnathon was biracial. Doesn't matter what heritage he is from, he's a teenager that is no longer with us, and has manyv devastated friends. My daughter has known him since elementary school and as a parent, it's hard trying to make her understand her friend is gone and not coming back. My heart goes out to his mother today as she has her son layed to rest. No parent should have to put their child in the ground.

  • ecugirl2006 Oct 22, 2013

    He may only be 16 but he is in fact hispanic. He's a student at the school where I work. If you have nothing nice to say don't say anything. Regardless of the circumstances a kid is dead and his mother has lost her son.

  • Obamacare is here Oct 22, 2013

    "Troopers said Tuesday that Jonathan Barbour, 16, of 6232 Swift Creek Road in Smithfield, was walking east on Black Creek Road shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday when he was hit by a Ford mustang."

    16 is not a man and Barbour is not a hispanic name. Did the Mustang hit 2 people along this road?